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Category: All Categories: Disasters and Rescue: Famous Fires
6 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.
Backes, Nancy.  
Historic Fires of America.

Publisher: Waukesha, WI: Country Beautiful Corp., 1973..
1st ed. 12 x 9". Fully illustrated. 208 pp. Near fine. Hard Cover. 9780872940482. ISBN: fires

Appr.: | AUD 16.04 CAD 16.48 EUR 10.87 GBP 8.93 JPY 1,500.00 MXN 187.50 ZAR 150.00 

Purchase direct from: Albatross Books. Item number: 2833.
    
US$15.00
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2.
Burns, Creighton, editor.  
Ash Wednesday... Wednesday, February 16, 1983.

Publisher: The Age, Adelaide, 1983.
"The Ash Wednesday bushfires which swept through a score of towns and villages in southern Victoria in the middle days of February were the worst natural catastrophe to strike the State for more than 50 years. ...As the fires flared across the State, reporters and photographers of "The Age" fanned out to report the drama, the tragedy [over 70 deaths; over 1700 houses burnt; hundreds of thousands of sheep & cattle], and the pathos of it all." "All Profits for the Victorian and South Australian Bushfire Appeals." [96] p., b/w & color photos, 27.5 cm.; color pictorial wraps; minor wear; good+. 34547.

Appr.: | AUD 10.70 CAD 10.99 EUR 7.25 GBP 5.95 JPY 1,000.00 MXN 125.00 ZAR 100.00 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 34547.
    
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3.
Conwell, Russell Herman, 1843-1925  
History of the Great Fire in Boston November 9 and 10, 1872
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Publisher: Boston, B. B. Russell; Philadelphia, Quaker-City Publishing House; San Francisco, A. L. Bancroft; Detroit... 1873.
312 p., 10 illus. (1 color); 19 cm. The Great Boston Fire of November 9th & 10th, 1872, was Boston's largest urban fire and still ranks as one of the most costly in American History. It consumed about 65 acres and destroyed 776 buildings. Bound in publisher's green cloth, gold stamped, covers worn & frayed; good+. Stock#OB805.

Appr.: | AUD 53.48 CAD 54.95 EUR 36.23 GBP 29.76 JPY 5,000.00 MXN 625.00 ZAR 500.00 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: OB805.
    
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4.
Hult, Ruby El.  
NORTHWEST DISASTER: Avalanche and Fire.
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Publisher: Portland OR: Binfords & Mort (1960), 2nd printing 1973..
ISBN: 0832302244 "First complete narrative of two of the worst disasters ever to occur in the Pacific Northwest", the Wellington Avalanche and the Great Idaho Fire. 228p: black/white photos in-text; 22cm. Appendices, Index. 368g. Very Good (clean, bright, tight, and unmarked; free-front endpaper removed, slight shelfwear). Softcover. Book condition: Very Good.

Appr.: | AUD 14.60 CAD 15.00 EUR 9.89 GBP 8.13 JPY 1,365.00 MXN 170.63 ZAR 136.50 

Purchase direct from: Canterbury Books. Item number: 5066.
    
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5.
Maclean, John N[orman].  
The Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder and the Agony fo Engine 57
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Publisher: Berkeley Counterpoint (2013).
First Edition. Octavo, Hardcover, Black & white photographs, maps, x, 306 pages. Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     The 2006 Esperanza Fire, started by an arsonist in bone-dry wildland-urban interface near Banning, California, killed a five-man engine crew. The firefighters were fatally burned in an "area ignition" which sent the fire racing three-quarters of a mile in about five seconds, overrunning their position before they do anything to protect themselves. The Esperanza Fire marked the first time an entire engine crew was killed by a fire, and the first time an arsonist was successfully prosecuted for murder a setting a wildfire. Maclean's writing holds you spellbound to the end--even though you already know what that end is. Americana

Appr.: | AUD 27.81 CAD 28.57 EUR 18.84 GBP 15.48 JPY 2,600.00 MXN 325.00 ZAR 260.00 

Purchase direct from: Back Creek Books LLC, ABAA/ILAB. Item number: 11468.
    
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6.
O'Hanlon, Joseph.  
Can a Large City Be Destroyed By Fire, and Facts About Conflagrations.

Publisher: Brooklyn NY: Published by author, 1955..
First Edition Trade paperback, about 8.5 inches tall, in red wraps. 54 pages. The author was the retired Assistant Chief of the New York City Fire Department. Small package but a lot of factual information with understandable text on the science involved. The book was printed in Denver by World Press although it is clear it was not published by the company. Clean, bright, sound and unworn. Softcover Softcover Fine

Appr.: | AUD 26.74 CAD 27.47 EUR 18.12 GBP 14.88 JPY 2,500.00 MXN 312.50 ZAR 250.00 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 18520.
    
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